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Daily Current Affairs 17th January 2023

Daily Current Affairs 17th January 2023 in English: Today GK Updates for Bank Exam – Here, you will find Daily Current Affairs events that will help you to get more marks in Banking, Insurance, SSC, Railways, UPSC, CLAT, and all State Government Exams. also, get Latest Current Affairs Quiz and Monthly Current Affairs 2023 PDF to crack your exams.


PM Modi to address BJP National Executive meeting in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the concluding session of the BJP National Executive meeting on 17th January 2023. BJP President J. P. Nadda inaugurated the two-day National Executive meeting at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi.

  • The tenure of Nadda as the Party president can be extended. A mega exhibition based on six different themes including Good Governance First, Inclusive and Empowered India and Vishwa Guru Bharat was held at the meeting venue.

Piyush Goyal felicitates National Startup Awards 2022 winners

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Presented the National Startup Awards 2022 winners in New Delhi on 16th January 2023. Minister also launched the MAARG platform (Mentorship, Advisory, Assistance, Resilience, and Growth) to facilitate mentorship between startups and entrepreneurs across sectors, stages, and functions. MAARG platform will allow startups to connect with mentors and discuss their mentorship needs.

  • The 3rd edition of the National Startup Awards—National Startup Awards 2022 have been presented for outstanding startups and enablers.

PM Modi shares snippets titled ‘Your Exam, Your Methods-Choose Your Own Style’ from Exam Warriors book

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared snippets titled ‘Your Exam, Your Methods-Choose Your Own Style’ from Exam Warriors book and urged students to share how they prepare for exams. Prime Minister said in his message one Mantra is ‘Your Exam, Your Methods – Choose Your Own Style.


UN lists Pakistan based Abdul Rehman Makki a global terrorist

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) listed Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist. Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

  • Makki is involved in raising funds, recruiting, and radicalizing the youth to plan attacks in India, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • India and the United States already listed Makki as a terrorist.

Russia, and Belarus joint military exercises

Russia and Belarus started joint military exercises on 16th January 2023 and will conduct air force drills till 1st February 2023 using all Belarus military airfields.


1st Health Working Group meeting under G-20 India Presidency to be held in Kerala

The 1st Health Working Group meeting under G-20 India Presidency will be conducted between 18th January and 20th January 2023 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. On 1st December 2022, India assumed the presidency of the G-20. The theme is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ enunciates India’s philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

  • The Health Track of the G-20 India Presidency will include four Health Working Group (HWG) Meetings and one Health Ministerial Meeting (HMM).
  • Such meetings are to be conducted in different locations including Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Goa, Hyderabad (Telangana) and Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

G-20 Health Track Priority

  • Priority I: Health Emergencies Prevention, Preparedness and Response (with a focus on One Health & AMR)
  • Priority II: Strengthening Cooperation in Pharmaceutical Sector with a focus on Access and Availability to safe, effective, quality and Affordable Medical Countermeasures (Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics)
  • Priority III: Digital Health Innovations and Solutions to Aid Universal Health Coverage and Improve Healthcare Service Delivery


Captain Surbhi Jakhmola becomes 1st woman officer to be posted at BRO

Indian Army’s 117 Engineer Regiment Captain Surbhi Jakhmola will be the first woman officer to be posted on a foreign assignment at the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). Surbhi will be sent to Bhutan as part of Project Dantak.

  • Indian Air Force deployed woman fighter pilot squadron leader Avani Chaturvedi to Japan for the exercise Veer Guardian 2023.
  • the Veer Guardian 2023 exercise will be held between 16 and 26 January 2023 at the Hyakuri Air Base and its surrounding airspace in Omitama, as well as the Iruma Air Base in Sayama in Japan.

Who is Avani Chaturvedi?

  • Avani Chaturvedi is a Su-30MKI pilot and one of India’s first three women fighter pilots who will depart for Japan.
  • She was born, raised, and completed her education in Madhya Pradesh.
  • After 6 months of intensive training at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, Hyderabad, She was inducted into the IAF fighter squadron.

Veer Guardian 2023: The Maiden India-Japan Air Exercise

  • Veer Guardian exercise is a 15-day-long bilateral exercise and will be held at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan.
  • The exercise aims to strengthen the Air Defence cooperation between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF).


Critics Choice Awards 2023 winners list: RRR gets two more awards

The 28th Critics’ Choice Awards were given on January 15, 2023, at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, honouring the finest achievements of filmmaking and television programming in 2022.

  • RRR won the Best Song award for Naatu Naatu, as well as the Best Foreign Language film. RRR was also nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Visual Effects.

Critics Choice Awards 2023: The Complete Winners List


  • Best Picture – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Best Director – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Best Actor – Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
  • Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, “Tár”
  • Best Supporting Actor – Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Best Young Actor or Actress – Gabriel LaBelle, “The Fabelmans”
  • Best Acting Ensemble – “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
  • Best Original Screenplay – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”
  • Best Cinematography – Claudio Miranda, “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • Best Production Design – Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino, “Babylon”
  • Best Editing – Paul Rogers, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Best Hair and Makeup – “Elvis”
  • Best Visual Effects – “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • Best Comedy – “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
  • Best Animated Feature – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
  • Best Foreign Language Film – “RRR”
  • Best Song – “Naatu Naatu,” “RRR”
  • Best Score – Hildur Gudnadóttir, “Tár”


  • Best Drama Series – “Better Call Saul”
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series – Zendaya, “Euphoria”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
  • Best Comedy Series – “Abbott Elementary”
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Jean Smart, “Hacks”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Henry Winkler, “Barry”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
  • Best Limited Series – “The Dropout”
  • Best Movie Made for Television – “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
  • Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Daniel Radcliffe, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
  • Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Paul Walter Hauser, “Black Bird”
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television – Niecy Nash-Betts, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
  • Best Animated Series – “Harley Quinn”
  • Best Foreign Language Series – “Pachinko”
  • Best Comedy Special – “Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special”
  • Best Talk Show – “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
  • SeeHer Award – Janelle Monáe
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Jeff Bridges


21st Naval Exercise VARUNA between India and France begins

The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and France was started on the western seaboard on 16th January 2023 and will be held till 20th January 2023. The exercise will include the participation of indigenous guided missile stealth destroyer INS Chennai, guided missile frigate INS Teg, maritime patrol aircraft P-8I and Dornier, integral helicopters and MiG29K fighter aircraft.

  • The exercise aims to facilitate operational-level interaction between the two navies and will help in fostering mutual cooperation for good order at sea, underscoring the shared commitment of both nations to security, safety and freedom of the global maritime commons.


Yonex- Sunrise India Open 2023 to start in Delhi

The India Open will be held in New Delhi from 17th January 2023 and will be held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall till 22nd January 2023. The India Open is officially known as Yonex- Sunrise India Open 2023. It will be held in the super 750 status category for the first time.

  • The top players from 29 countries and a total of 97 players will participate in the tournament in various categories – Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

India beat UAE by 122 runs in Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup

India defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 122 runs in the U-19 T20 Women’s Cricket World Cup at Willowmoore Park, Benoni in South Africa. India set a target of 220 runs, and UAE managed to score 97 for the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

  • Shweta Sehrawat made a brilliant unbeaten 74 in 49 balls. Captain Shafali Verma scored 78 runs in 34 balls and was declared Player of the Match.
  • India will play against Scotland on Thursday (19th January 2023) in the Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup.

Important Days

National Bootlegger’s Day 2023

Every year, National Bootlegger’s Day is observed on 17th January to commemorate important events, including the beginning of prohibition in the United States, the distillation of Templeton Rye whiskey, and the birthday of infamous gangster Al Capone.

  • In 2015, Infinium Spirits established National Bootlegger’s Day to mark the birth of Templeton Rye, a whiskey distilled by farmers in Templeton, Iowa, during the height of Prohibition.

Benjamin Franklin Birth Anniversary 2023

Every year, the anniversary of his birth, Benjamin Franklin Day is observed on January 17 across the world to honour one of the most important Founding Fathers of the United States.

Who was Benjamin Franklin?

  • Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, and political philosopher.
  • He was born on January 17, 1706, and died on April 17, 1790.
  • He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General.
  • He paid a lot of contributions to science, literature, and politics.
  • Franklin is credited with creating a number of useful inventions, including the lightning rod and bifocal glasses.

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